Certainly would be very good especially in the cold, mountainous regions and the Far Northwest [Alaska/Yukon/northern BC], yes, although their own agricultural package cobbled together does well enough in most places. Unfortunately, quinoa has a real challenge spreading that far north--the jungles of Central America. It's plausible quinoa could spread by sea trade to Mexico (like potatoes did within a few years after the Spanish first arrived in the Andes), but then it's hit a genetic bottleneck and what does well in the highlands of Western Mexico aren't likely to do well in the trade ports further north in the Colorado Delta and Southern California.imagine if these cultures had crops like Quinoa.
OTL, quinoa is grown throughout the PNW but wildly different varieties are used in the western slopes of the WA Cascades, Eastern WA, and the Snake River Plain.
Thank you so much. Yes, sweetvetch is cultivated, but more of a vegetable and animal feed TTL instead of a staple crop like one of this TL's influences, Lands of Ice and Mice.I'm just starting this out and I gotta say-- this is such a strong start. I'm so excited to keep reading this TL and see where it goes. The cultivation of sweetvetch of all things is super neat.